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Replacing client-side vaadin widget?

Guttorm Vik
7 years ago Nov 08, 2015 11:57pm
Henri Kerola
7 years ago Nov 10, 2015 5:18am
Guttorm Vik
7 years ago Nov 10, 2015 10:59am

Nice, thank you for that.

Now I have created an adjusted VPopupCalendar version in the regular way.

My version fixes two things:
1) It now checks the key modifiers, so it only opens on Alt-Down and not on (anything)-Down
2) It opens relative to the textfield instead of the button, so that I can have the button on the right hand side

My gwt.xml:

<replace-with class="com.ec.ptsmc.widgetset.client.MyVPopupCalendar">
        <when-type-is class="com.vaadin.client.ui.VPopupCalendar" />

Most of the code is copied from the vaadin version.
openCalendarPanel is only overridden so that I can provide my own PopupPositionCallback.
openCalendarPanel is where I needed the workaround provided by Henri to access a private instance variable in the parent class.

package com.ec.ptsmc.widgetset.client;

import java.util.Date;

import com.google.gwt.user.client.DOM;
import com.google.gwt.user.client.Event;
import com.google.gwt.user.client.Timer;
import com.google.gwt.user.client.Window;
import com.google.gwt.user.client.ui.PopupPanel.PositionCallback;
import com.google.gwt.user.client.ui.Widget;
import com.vaadin.client.ComputedStyle;
import com.vaadin.client.VConsole;
import com.vaadin.client.ui.VPopupCalendar;

public class MyVPopupCalendar extends VPopupCalendar {

    public void onBrowserEvent(com.google.gwt.user.client.Event event) {
        if (DOM.eventGetType(event) == Event.ONKEYDOWN
                && event.getKeyCode() == getOpenCalenderPanelKey()) {
            if((event.getAltKey() || event.getMetaKey()) && !event.getCtrlKey() && !event.getShiftKey()) {
        else {

    public native boolean isOpen() /*-{
        return this.@com.vaadin.client.ui.VPopupCalendar::open;

    public native void setOpen() /*-{
        this.@com.vaadin.client.ui.VPopupCalendar::open = true;

     * Opens the calendar panel popup
    public void openCalendarPanel() {

        if (!isOpen() && !readonly && isEnabled()) {

            if (getCurrentDate() != null) {
                calendar.setDate((Date) getCurrentDate().clone());
            } else {
                calendar.setDate(new Date());

            // clear previous values
            popup.setPopupPositionAndShow(new PopupPositionCallback());
        } else {
            VConsole.error("Cannot reopen popup, it is already open!");

    private class PopupPositionCallback implements PositionCallback {

        public void setPosition(int offsetWidth, int offsetHeight) {
            Widget relativeTo = MyVPopupCalendar.this.text;
            final int width = offsetWidth;
            final int height = offsetHeight;
            final int browserWindowWidth = Window.getClientWidth()
                    + Window.getScrollLeft();
            final int windowHeight = Window.getClientHeight()
                    + Window.getScrollTop();
            int left = relativeTo.getAbsoluteLeft();

            // Add a little extra space to the right to avoid
            // problems with IE7 scrollbars and to make it look
            // nicer.
            int extraSpace = 30;

            boolean overflow = left + width + extraSpace > browserWindowWidth;
            if (overflow) {
                // Part of the popup is outside the browser window
                // (to the right)
                left = browserWindowWidth - width - extraSpace;

            int extraHeight = 2;
            ComputedStyle style = new ComputedStyle(popup.getElement());
            int[] margins = style.getMargin();

            int top = relativeTo.getAbsoluteTop() + relativeTo.getOffsetHeight() + extraHeight;
            int desiredPopupBottom = top + height + margins[0] + margins[2];

            if (desiredPopupBottom > windowHeight) {
                // Move popup above instead
                top -= height + relativeTo.getOffsetHeight() + margins[0] + margins[2] + extraHeight;

            popup.setPopupPosition(left, top);


        private void doSetFocus() {
             * We have to wait a while before focusing since the popup needs to
             * be opened before we can focus
            Timer focusTimer = new Timer() {
                public void run() {


And finally my adjustments to the scss:
This adjusts the placement in the Valo theme like we use it.
The constants should probably refer to some valo variables to be more generic.

// Override position of datefield icon to be on the right

    .v-datefield [class*="textfield"] {
        padding-left: 6px;
        padding-right: 26px;    
    .v-datefield [class*="button"] {
        position: absolute;
        top: 1px;
        right: 1px;
        border-left: 1px solid #8498bc;
Henri Kerola
7 years ago Nov 10, 2015 5:55pm